Friday Reads: Babies, Parenting and Dirt
For this week’s Friday Reads I found a little something for us to think about, a little something to make us feel better and a little something to make us feel worse. Really, they’re the only three things that you need to read this weekend. This is especially true if you have or are considering a second “wee one”, are worried that you’re a bad mom, or have always wondered what city parks really have lurking in those tree pits. Trust me when I say that you sort of really don’t, but do, want to know.
Why Second Born Babies Tend to be ‘Much Easier‘ Really? Do you agree or disagree?
I know lots of people with second babies now and I’m dying to hear their thoughts on this article. It claims that baby number 2 is easier because, well, just because you already had one. Hm. I think you might be more relaxed about certain things but getting two kids down the stairs and to the playground and on the same nap schedule when they share a room are real city problems that I’m not sure this author considered. Am I right? Or, am I just terrified to have another baby?
“By the time the second kid arrives, parents are more seasoned. So the experience is easier, and that makes the baby seem easier.” – Yahoo!
Dear parents – you’re doing a great job and here’s the list that proves it
“Before you roll your eyes, have a read through. If you can tick off five of these things, then you’re doing it right.” – Babyology.com.au
We all do our best and it turns out that that is pretty freaking awesome. Being a great parent isn’t about being perfect, it’s about rolling with it, losing it and finding it again. I think we can all agree on that.
Trust me, you want to read this terrifying and amaizng article about the dirt in NYC parks. You might reconsider giving them a bucket and shovel unless you’re at the beach or the burbs. Just saying. “There’s more than twice the amount of lead than is considered ideal for a recreational area in the soil at McCarren Park, at least in the sample we gathered from around the trunk of a large tree near the handball courts on the Union Avenue side.” – BedfordandBowery.com